MOST™, RSoft's Multi-Variable Optimization and Scanning Tool, is an exciting solution to the critical problem of design optimization for photonic devices. During the research or design cycle, it becomes vital to understand the full parameter space of the system. Acting as an automated driver for RSoft's physics-based simulators, MOST takes the drudgery out of these important operations by streamlining the definition, calculation and analysis of scans and optimizations. Moreover, if you own multiple copies of RSoft products, MOST can automate the distribution of work across your entire network with virtually a single mouse click.
ModePROP scan results showing surface plasmon resonance locations for different operating
wavelengths as a function of the refractive index of the test material.
MOST is applicable to any situation where a range of parameters need to be looked at or optimized including, but not limited to:
MOST provides the most flexible scanning/optimization environment available today. Measurements are generalized so that any type of data produced by any simulator can be treated in a uniform fashion. Thus, scanning modal effective indices calculated with BeamPROP is identical to scanning diffraction efficiencies calculated with DiffractMOD. In addition, vector and matrix quantities such as reflection spectra or modal profiles are scanned just as easily. Literally any quantity produced by any RSoft tool can be the target of a scan or optimization.
Computed dispersion parameters for a fiber found using BeamPROP and the scanning/post-processing capabilities of MOST.